Crème de Stout is a mint-chocolate sweet stout. There’s no actual chocolate in it, but the smooth, rich flavors from Carafa Special 3 roasted malt, de-husked roast barley, and Belgian Aromatic malt produce a subtle cocoa-like finish without the harsh burnt or roasty flavors found in many stouts. We add fine dried peppermint and spearmint to the kettle to give it a minty herbal note. We use UK lager malt as a base, which keeps it light and drinkable.
It’s completely black with a light tan head. Aroma is of mint and dark chocolate. Body is light but not watery, and if you pour it with a head it has a slightly creamy mouthfeel. The finish is a subtle bitter chocolate with mint, smooth and slightly sweet.
This is a beer you can have as a special treat, or drink over the course of the evening. This brew has already found a hardcore following.
Two chocolate-chip stoats fall in love under this brew.